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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 2/3/2014, 6:57 a.m.
Dallas ISD held an awards ceremony at Sam Tasby Middle School to honor 34 elementary and 31 middle schools with ...

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Dallas ISD held an awards ceremony at Sam Tasby Middle School to honor 34 elementary and 31 middle schools with the 2013 HealthierUS School Challenge Award. The award, sponsored by USDA Food and Child Nutrition Service, is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

The ceremony was hosted by School Zone Dallas student Kendell Long and included speakers Bill Ludwig, Regional Administrator-USDA Food Nutrition Services Southwest Region; Dallas ISD Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services Dora Rivas; Jeannine Rios – Healthy School Program Manager; Barbara Johnson Director of Dallas ISD Health and Physical Education Department; and fitness and health expert Larry North. In addition, each school sent a representative to receive their award. The Sam Tasby Leadership Cadet Corps drill team performed.

Visit http://www.dallasisd.org for a full list of schools.


Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins, DART officials and city staff celebrated the start of the DART South Oak Cliff Three Line Extension last week at DART Headquarters, 1401 Pacific Ave.

Work on the 2.6-mile extension that begins at the Ledbetter Station is underway with early stages of construction leading to an opening in late 2016.

Two stations that highlight the project are Camp Wisdom and UNT Dallas.

The Camp Wisdom Station will be located near a future city of Dallas recreation center near the Singing Hills area, and a Dallas Police substation. The UNT Dallas Station will be located adjacent to the campus. A redesigned Ledbetter Station is currently the southern terminus of the line. It is being redesigned to improve the flow of bus and pedestrian traffic at the station. These facilities are just some of the major developments taking place in the area, including new housing in neighborhoods such as the Villages of Runyon Springs.

For more information, contact Morgan Lyons at 214-749-2662 or email mlyons@DART.org.